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CONGRESS DRAFTS RBC COMMENTS TO NCUA
updated 04/23/14 03:41 PM
Signatures Being Gathered
In the latest effort to address the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) pending rule on risk-based capital, members of Congress are now interested in sending their own comment letter.

“Sending their own version of a comment letter is one of the strongest tools for members of Congress,” said Jeremy Empol, vice president of federal government affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “When legislation is not an option, members of Congress joining together to raise concerns is a pretty common practice, which in turn demonstrates to regulators that Congress is doing its job and carefully watching.”

The letter is currently being drafted while additional signatures from members of Congress are gathered. Typically, between two and 200 legislators will sign such a letter.

Specific concerns outlined in this letter address: 1) the disparity in the rule between how community-based financial institutions are treated; and 2) the implementation time for the rule to go into effect.

The Leagues and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will announce the final letter when it is completed sometime before the comment period closes.

As the letter moves through the process, the Leagues may be calling on various credit unions that have key relationships with member of Congress to ask for their support.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Empol at jeremye@ccul.org.

Credit unions are encouraged to send their own comments letters through PowerComment.org, the Leagues’ regulatory grassroots tool. Comments are due to the NCUA by May 28.

 
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RBC ANALYSIS: CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA
updated 04/21/14 04:48 PM
Basel III Comparison for CUs
The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) proposed risk-based capital rule is the most significant regulatory issue facing credit unions today. 

DBO REPS ADDRESS 'CUOLI' INVESTMENTS
updated 04/14/14 01:05 PM
State CU Update Given
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen and Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions Erick Orellana gave attendees an overview of the department during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) last week in Sacramento and welcomed questions from attendees. 

CONGRESSMEN CONCERNED OVER RBC RULES
updated 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Questions Arise During Hearing
Reps. Ed Royce, R-CA, and Brad Sherman, D-CA, questioned National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) General Counsel Mike McKenna on the effectiveness of the NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.  

SHOW THE STRENGTH OF CREDIT UNIONS
updated 04/07/14 04:09 PM
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